Influencing Skills for Governance Professionals


This unique programme is designed to enable company secretaries to recognise the factors driving the business performance agenda, to understand and influence boardroom behaviour, and to deploy their unique strengths to address the challenges they face.

This course is for company secretaries, deputy and/or assistant company secretaries wanting to build on their strengths and take their careers to the next level. 

Key benefits of attending

  • Insight into the factors driving the business performance agenda – and the changing role of the company secretary
  • An opportunity to identify the deployment of power and understand and influence boardroom behaviour
  • The skills to deploy your strengths to address the challenges you face and build your professional credibility with colleagues
  • 6 hours of CPD
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.


08.45 Registration and resfreshments
09.00 Introductions
09.30 Understanding the changing role of governance professionals
10.30 Morning break
10.45 Board dynamics - the governance professional as an influencer
11.45 Engaging stakeholders - the governance professional as a relationship builder
13.00 Lunch
13.30 Recognising your strengths and potential
15.00 Afternoon break
15.30 Recognising your strengths and potential
15.45 Creating your development plan and support
16.30 Next steps
17.00 Close

Programme highlights

  • The changing profile of company secretaries
  • Recognising board dynamics
  • Addressing the real challenges you face
  • Creating a supportive environment


Anna Bateson


Anna is an experienced business facilitator, who leads workshops designed to inspire participants to address their real business challenges.

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“The day was very well structured.”Charles Mowat, Head of Company Secretariat
“Anna’s delivery is excellent, interesting and inspiring.”Leigh Smerdon, Company Secretary, Interserve Investments

Upcoming dates




Saffron House
6-10 Kirby St


£700 + VAT (Non members)
£560 + VAT (ICSA members)
£360 + VAT (ICSA students)

This course is part of the Governance Leadership Programme, which also includes:

Strategic Skills for Governance Professionals

Leadership Skills for Governance Professionals

Book all three courses and save 25% on the total fee. To take advantage of this offer, contact us.

Next steps and contact

Take a look through the course options and book your place using the links opposite. If you’re not sure which course is most suitable for you, our training team will be happy to help.

To find out more, call 020 7612 7034 or contact us

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